1. Introduction

In this document we describe how to view DVD movies and video on a Linux system. We give practical, specific, and straightforward commands for getting DVD playback up and running quickly on most of the popular Linux distributions. Special attention is given to the various little-known performance optimizations that are needed for smooth DVD video playback.

1.1. Copyright and License

This document, DVD Playback HOWTO, is copyrighted © 2004 by David Jao. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is available at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html.

Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

1.2. Disclaimer

No liability for the contents of this document can be accepted. Use the concepts, examples and information at your own risk. Although this is highly unlikely, there may be errors and inaccuracies herein that could be damaging to your system. The author(s) do not take any responsibility for any damage that you incur through your own actions.

The mere act of accessing or viewing DVD content, or dealing in software written for such purposes, may be illegal in some localities. The author(s) cannot accept any responsibility for any actions of yours which violate the laws of the jurisdictions to which you are subject.

All copyrights are held by their by their respective owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark. Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.

1.3. Feedback

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